break through to

sophiere

Senior Member
French
Bonsoir,

Je ne vois pas du tout ce que peut signifier "break through to" à la fin de cette phrase : "In the new philosophy, human rights were treated as an exciting new alternative that, far from being restricted to the specific dissident invocation against communist repression, might provide a groundwork for modern society that broke through to morality rather than politics."

Merci d'avance pour vos éclaircissements.
 
  • ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    We usually say "to break through something [to get to something else]"; so perhaps the reference is to breaking through "[the barrier/the (then) conventional framework of] the specific dissident invocation...to [include] morality..." - ?? Just a try...
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